Google releases Android 11 Developer Preview 1.1 to fix some bugs
Google released the first developer preview for Android 11 exactly 2 weeks ago. The company plans to release two more developer previews and three public betas before the stable release in Q3. However, today Google is releasing Developer Preview 1.1 to address a few bugs that were present in the initial release. Check out the changelog below.
- Apps targeting Android 11 no longer receive an erroneous security exception if they try to request a foreground location permission, such as ACCESS_COARSE_LOCATION or ACCESS_FINE_LOCATION, and any other permission at the same time.
Android Studio and tools
- armeabi-v7a apps no longer cause x86 Emulator images to crash.
NDK apps targeting Android 11 are no longer blocked from building because of an issue with the Android Gradle Plugin. This fix is included in both Android Studio 4.0 Beta 2 (or higher) and Android Studio 4.1 Canary 1 (or higher).
Non-SDK interface restrictions
- Greylist restrictions have been temporarily relaxed on a small number of methods used by OkHTTP and related SDKs that are in widespread use. This should provide app developers with more time to test and update their libraries before these restrictions are reinstated later in the Developer Preview.
- Fixed an issue where a fatal exception was being thrown by com.android.phone.
- Fixed an issue where using the gsi_gms_arm64-userdebug build failed to boot on Pixel 3 devices.
- Fixed an issue where the Setup Wizard would crash when running on Pixel 4 XL devices.
The updated Android 11 DP system images are available now for the Pixel 4, Pixel 4 XL, Pixel 3a, Pixel 3a XL, Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL, Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, and GSIs. These builds must be flashed manually. You can find the list of known issues here.
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